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FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
we're days away from actually going off the fiscal cliff where these automatic massive spending cuts as well as large tax increases got into effect you have to have low expectations. it appears the white house is very confident in waiting for the republicans to make the next move. they keep saying inside the white house this is up to the republicans. they're the impediment here. when you listen to senate republican leader mitch mcconnell he basically said yesterday when he got a phone call from the president two nights ago it was the first time he heard from a democrat about the fiscal cliff negotiations, whether the president, senator reid or others in about a month, around thanksgiving. with the democrats not reaching out to senator mcconnell for a month, doesn't seem like they have been pushing very hard for a deal, gregg. gregg: has the bickering between reid and boehner sort of poisoned the negotiations past the point that, you know, maybe this meeting will help at all? >> reporter: it may have because it's really, we've seen tensions escalate ever since before christmas when john
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
billion in new revenue would be spent on eliminating the fiscal cliff automatic spending cuts and extending unemployment checks. is it true not a dial would go to cutting the real problem, the debt and deficit? >> yeah. in one scenario that is absolutely the case. we shouldn't actually be surprised. it has been clear at least for a short amount of time that this hasn't been the goal of these discussions. i mean for all the talk about deficit reduction and despite the fact that this began as an effort to rein in spending after the 2010 elections, it is clear democrats in the house and senate, i would argue the president, haven't been serious about long-term spending cuts. gregg: maybe they're not serious, you know, they see a political benefit to literally going over the fiscal cliff? >> yeah. i think there's, obvious political incentive for the president to go over the fiscal cliff at this point. if you think where we will be in just two days, and you're the president of the united states looking back on this, taxes will have gone up, defense cuts his uniform military have warned
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
to restart the negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff. if mr. obama and congress can not agree on a stopgap measure, automatic hikes and spending cuts will hit americans jan 1. peter doocy live in washington with more on this peter, what is the latest? >> reporter: gregg, the president said on friday he would see it this week and maybe if lawmakers went back to home districts to drink eggnog and eat cookies and sing christmas carols maybe they would be more in touch with the hardship so many americans are going to face if the fiscal cliff is not avoided. >> there is a mismatch right now between how everybody else is thinking about these problems. democrats and republicans, outside of this town and how folks are operating here and we've just got to get that aligned. >> reporter: the president's wife and daughters are going to stay in hawaii to continue vacationing. we're told the president may rejoin them or he may not. it all depends on how negotiations progress in the next few days. gregg: well, you know what, peter? there's not lost love between boehner and president obama. are they going to meet? >> reporter: they might, gregg. the sp
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
deal, basically, buys the nation a two month extension of the so-called fiscal cliff, but it doesn't contain any spending cuts, and that's a going to make it a tough sell to house republicans. yesterday the president aimed to put some pressure on them in an appearance that showcased middle class americans who'd be hit by a tax hike. mr. obama said he'd have preferred a bigger deal that included spending cuts. >> a grand bargain, whatever you want to call it, that solves our deficit problems in a balanced and responsible way, that doesn't just deal with the taxes, but deals with the spending in a balanced way so that we can put all this behind us and just focusing on growing our economy. >> reporter: the president said with this conference, by which he meant this partisan conference, that's too much to hope for. early this morning after the senate vote he released a statement that read in part, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country, and the house should pass it without delay. we'll wait and see if that actually happens today, rick. rick: okay. so if republicans compromised on spending cuts and tax
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
, marjorie. the whole fiscal cliff crisis is all about finding a way to cut the $16 trillion plus debt. and yet the president is demanding new spending, more spending. is it no wonder that people think he is just not serious about this? >> well, i think it's a reexamination of spending. i think that is more realistic way to look at it. you can't cut specific programs. gregg: he is saying give me 50 billion more. >> we know that -- >> increasing is reevaluating it meaning to add more tonight. what we know over 60% of the americans don't want social security, they still want medicare. gregg: we are not taking away medicare and social security. >> marjorie we're sustaining them for future generations because they're on a path of unsustainability. >> you know what i'm going to do? get my little elf on the shelf and put them in the halls of congress and report back to santa all the bad behavior going on. we need compromise, no question. >> the grinch is in hawaii. gregg: if we could put you two together in a room i know we could get a compromise. >> i know we could. gregg: tony, i could eas
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 12:00pm PST
that so-called fiscal cliff. just to briefly summarize for you, the senate bill will raise taxes on incomes of $450,000 for couples $400,000 for individuals, cuts $15 billion in spending while increase tax revenues by $620 billion. that's a 41-1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts. the senate voted 89-8 in favor of the package. thousand putting it into the hands of the house. so now we are here. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel is live for us on capitol hill. mike, do you think they will act? we heard nancy pelosi asking for the straight up or down vote. take us through the steps. what would that involve? what does that mean? >> it is interesting, heather, listening to that. everybody on capitol hill is wondering what the house republicans thinks about the deal. the deal was struck by the vice president and the senate republican leader. the house republicans haven't embraced it yet. they have been meeting behind closed doors. there are a lot of questions about what they are hearing about republican support, how many democratic votes they can bring to the table. the straight up or down vote is they are saying they want to vote on
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